ACH Institutional Memberships

The Academy of Communication in Healthcare offers Institutional Membership to organizations who are interested in purchasing a volume of memberships for thier employees. An eligible institution is considered one physical organizational entity (e.g., an academic medical center campus, a hospital, medical practice, outpatient or ambulatory facility). All interested institutions must apply and are subject to approval by the ACH Membership Committee.

Institutional Member Benefits: 

  • Benefit from new relationships and opportunities to collaborate on projects and research through a community of kindred spirits
  • Receive discounted rates on institutional DocCom subscriptions
  • Discover academic articles, videos, events, and webinars through the ACH online resource section
  • Learn "state of the art” healthcare communication practices, teaching and research at our Teaching and Research Forum, International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, and ENRICH course
  • Access valuable information from a FREE subscription to Medical Encounter, ACH’s quarterly publication (includes archived issues) as well as a discounted member rate (71% off the regular rate) on an individual subscription to the official journal of the ACH, Patient Education and Counseling
  • Save with discounted registration fees at conferences, courses, and educational programs for all of the institution’s employees
  • Experience transformative education by having the opportunity for your employees to apply for the ACH Facilitator in Training Program (FIT Program), a unique educational experience that combines elements of mentoring, personal self-awareness, self-directed learning, and skills development
  • Gain the opportunity to volunteer on an ACH committee
  • Access member contact information through an online searchable directory

Institutional Membership Pricing

Category/Number of Employees to Receive Full Benefits Institutional Membership Cost Per Member Actual Savings over Individual Memberships* Additional Benefit
6 $1,200.00 $200.00 $210 Any employee of
the institutional
entity member is
allowed to attend
ACH events at
the ACH member
 10 $1,950.00 $195.00 $400
20 $3,800.00 $190.00 $900
50 $9,000.00 $180.00 $2,750
100 $17,500.00 $175.00 $6,000
150 $25,500.00 $170.00 $9,750
200 $33,000.00 $165.00 $14,000

*Current Individual Membership: $235 

ACH Mission Statement:
 ACH is the professional home for researchers, educators, practitioners, and patients committed to improving communication and relationships in healthcare. It is a home that provides opportunities for collaboration, support, and personal and professional development.

Institutional Member applications are subject to approval by the ACH Membership Committee. To apply, please complete the institutional membership application below. 

Questions? Please contact Rachel Poarch at or Laura Cooley at
Institutional Membership Form
  • Institutional Membership Form:

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  • Membership Category/Fees:

  • Describe below how your organization/institution meets each of the following criteria:

  • Please submit the following information:

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    • Institutional Member Applications are subject to Approval by the AACH Membership Committee

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